Explore Spiti Little Tibet
This circuit will allow you a first approach of the variety and the wealth of the small state of Himachal Pradesh: a short passage in the green valley of Kullu Manali before crossing the pass of Rohtang and the immense grassy areas, and you will be plunged into the dry valley protected from Spiti, rich in an exceptional Buddhist heritage.
The topography of Spiti is characterized by high mountains and narrow valleys : the height and the harshness of the climate make an inhospitable region. Nevertheless, the colored rocks, the wild life (mouflons, chamoises, leopards of snows) and the exceptional monasteries which it shelters make one of the most interesting regions of all the North of India.
Region: Spiti (Himachal Pradesh)
Season: Mid June – Mid Oct.
Duration: 15 Days, 6 days of leisure trek
Group Size: minimum 2 persons, maximum 14 persons.
Leadership: Local Leader
Cost: On Request
Reception in air port, transfer to the hotel, O/N in hotel.
Delhi to Manali (2000 m) 570 kms. 16 hours, by night tourist bus.
Full day sight seen in Delhi, evening transfer to bus station, night in comfortable bus.
Morning reached Manali, check in hotel, Visit old Manali, Hadimba temple, Shiva temple and monastery in town are main attraction, afternoon free in town, Night in hotel.
Manali to Lossar (4050 m.) 6 to 7 hours.
Drive upstream along the true left bank through the several villages to Rohtang pass (3950 m) Follow the rough road towards the east in Chandra valley. Drive to the Kunzum pass (4700 m.) which offer extensive view of C.B. range, descend for next 11 km to the first campsite before Lossar village. O/N
Lossar to Kibber via Kaza (4200 m.) 50 km.
After breakfast visit gompa of Lossar and the village. Passing through several villages, Short visit to Kaza, now leave to visit for famous monastery perched high on a pyramid like mountain, belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, and Kibber one of the highest permanent inhabited village in region, visit the village and gompa O/N Camp.
Kibber to Tashigang via Gete 4300 mtrs via Kye, 4 hours, Trek 1
Trek start by gradual path in higher region of spiti through the field of barley and peas, visit Gete a beautiful hamlet with its few houses, further 45 minutes trek to Tashigang, by evening one can have visit to the family, O/N in camp.
Tashigang to Langza, (4100mtrs) 4:30 hours hours, Trek 2
Gradual trail in beginning and than ½ hours descend to the river bed of shila Nalla (stream) As we have to cross it there fore early departure is advised, Steady long climb to reach to Langza, campsite close to village. most of nbsp; time temporary (Please note that If river is not crossable and temporary bridge is washed away, In that case one have to return to the road side and look for alternate transport or may have to walk longer than expected time to get to campsite)
Langza to – Komic (4500mtrs) via Hikkim – 3 hrs. hours. Trek 3
Day start with easy trek, On the way visit Hikkim village, after 30 minutes Of walk reach at Comic known for one of the highest monastery in the world and for fossil, after lunch stroll to collect the fossil, evening one can visit the family house to know the life of people. O/N in camp.
Komic to Damul – 4150 Mtrs, 4 hrs – Trek 4
Join morning Puja in the monastery, easy trail command the breathtaking view of mountains, in the end gradual descend to the village, O/N in camp.
Damul to Lalung 3800, 5 hours. Trek 5
Steep descend to the Lingti valley, again gradual climb to Lalung village, Visit the second most interested monastery of Spiti. The local tradition that the monastic site of Lhalung once consisted of nine temples, together with the unusually rich interior of Lhalung main Chapel and the fact that the building of the temple is also attributed to Rinchen Zangpo.
Lalung to Tabo via Dhankar: 3 hours, trek 6
3 hours trek to Dhankar, the ancient capital of Spiti kingdom the most incredibly situated gompa, perched high on the barren rocky mountain slopes After visit vehicle will pick you for further drive of 30 kms to Tabo via Schilling.
TABO MONASTERY : Tabo monastery has been founded in 996 A.D. often called the Ajanta of Himalayas. In trans Himalayas Buddhism, Tabo sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa.
Tabo to Pin valley – Guling – Kaza (3600mtrs.) Kaza, 72 kms.
Drive to.Guling in Pin valley also known for its wild life. : Visit the monastery of Kungri the main centre of Nyingmapa sect in Spiti. Back to Kaza, Camp out of Kaza town.
Kaza to Manali – 180 kms.
Same way back over Kunzum pass (4700 m.), Chandra valley over Rohtang pass (3950 m.) O/N in hotel.
Manali to Delhi
Free day in Manali, By night bus to Delhi, night in bus.
Visit Delhi and Departure,
Arrive in Delhi, transfer to hotel, visit Bhai Temple, Humaun Tomb, after lunch free visit evening transfer to international airport for onward flight.
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